Hello everyone. I am really getting lost trying to figure out how to correctly figure this one out. Here is the problem:
Compute the slope of the secant line between the points at (a) x = 1 and x = 2, (b) x = 2 and x = 3, (c) x = 1.5 and x = 2, and (d) x = 2 and x = 2.5, (e) x = 1.9 and x = 2, (f) x = 2 and x = 2.1, and (g) use parts (a) - (f) and other calculations as needed to estimate the slope of the tangent line at x = 2.....
f(x) = ex
To give some context here, I have been learning (In Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions) about Differentiation, and specifically tangent lines and velocity.
Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!